Performance Monitoring & Assessment


The investments identified in the 2012 RTP/SCS are expected to result in significant benefits to the region, not only with respect to transportation and mobility, but also air quality, economic activity and job creation, sustainability and environmental justice.

This chapter describes the benefits and outcomes projected to result from the implementation of the RTP/ SCS with respect to the adopted performance measures. This chapter also describes how the RTP/SCS addresses the statutory requirements regarding environmental justice, SB 375, and transportation conformity.

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The 2012–2035 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) is a performance-based plan, and this technical appendix expands upon the performance results presented in Chapter 5 of the RTP/SCS main document.

The California RTP Guidelines includes a section on performance measures.

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The STIP is the biennial five-year plan adopted by the Commission for future allocations of certain state transportation funds for state highway improvements, intercity rail, and regional highway and transit improvements.  The Draft 2014 STIP Guidelines includes revisions and additions to the Performance Indicators, Measures and Definitions.

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The Highway Performance Monitoring System program plays an important role in providing the FHWA with consistent state-specific data used to analyze the state of the nation's highway system and to create federal-aid apportionment formulas.

A key feature of MAP-21 is the establishment of a performance- and outcome-based program.

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A key feature of MAP-21 is the establishment of a performance- and outcome-based program.

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On April 4, 2012, the Regional Council of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) adopted the 2012-2035 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS): Towards a Sustainable Future. The RTP/SCS is the culmination of a multi-year effort involving stakeholders from across the SCAG Region. 

Visit the SCAG RTP/SCS Website